Tag Archives: Saudi

Saudi woman seeking asylum in Australia returned to Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: A Saudi woman claiming she sought asylum in Australia was stopped on a layover in the Philippines and returned to Riyadh on Wednesday. Dina Ali Lasloom said in self-recorded videos the Philippine authorities had held her at the Manila airport and confiscated her passport. The videos circulated widely on social media over the last… Read More »

Egypt lawyer appeals court ruling backing islands transfer to Saudi

CAIRO: An Egyptian human rights lawyer said on Monday he had launched an appeal against a court ruling which backed Cairo’s proposed transfer of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s government announced last year a maritime demarcation accord with Saudi Arabia, which has given billions of dollars of aid to… Read More »

Gulf states condemn law letting 9/11 families sue Saudi Arabia

DUBAI: The Saudi-dominated Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on Monday condemned a law passed by the United States Congress last week that would allow the families of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue the kingdom’s government for damages. The head of the six-nation GCC said the law was “contrary to the foundations and principles… Read More »

Pain lingers one year after haj tragedy in Saudi

MECCA, Saudi Arabia: Despite being emotionally scarred by the death of two childhood friends during last year’s haj stampede, Muhammad Sani has still returned to Saudi Arabia for another pilgrimage. The Nigerian pharmacist, 46, says his faith remains unshaken even after the deaths of at least 2,297 pilgrims during the haj stoning ritual last September… Read More »